5 of the Best: Summer Shorts

Summer is here now and it’s time to get those legs out and find the perfect pair of shorts. Luckily for us men, there is no shortage of options when it comes to finding a cracking pair of shorts but if you’re the sort that is planning adventures on land and sea over the coming months, chances are you’ll be after a pair of hybrid shorts which are just as at home in the water as out of it.

As luck would have it, the guys at Huckberry have got an awesome line up of hybrid shorts and we take a look at five of the best that could be yours this summer below:

Myles Apparel: Momentum Short 2.0 ($58)

For those of you that love the gym but also require the versatility and performance of an athletic short coupled with the athleisure style, these hybrid Momentum Short 2.0 from OLIVERS are going to make you a happy man indeed – especially when you take their $58 price tag into account.

Boasting a nylon/spandex fabric, mid-thigh inseam, and water-repellent finish, these Momentum Short 2.0 from OLIVERS take everything in their stride, whether this be a vigorous HIIT class or a woodland stroll. They’re not just built for active performance though because they can easily be worn out in the evening to go and enjoy a few beverages in the sunshine. Paired with a slip-on shoe and no socks, they have a distinctly Mediterranean vibe—and unbeatable price. ($58)

United by Blue: Berkshire Short ($64)

Boasting the perfect balance between the ideal adventure ally and a Sunday morning brunch with friends, the Berkshire Short’s from United By Blue have a cotton/poly blend, camouflaged under a polo or button-down finish. They have an understated sheen which hints at the excellent, versatile performance beneath. When you get them out on the beach, woodland hike or camping trip, you’ll find a robust material capable of repelling abrasions and that delivers a slight stretch in a slim cut for the ultimate in comfort.

One of the stand out features of these United By Blue Berkshire Shorts are the zippered pockets, which will keep your everyday carry essentials such as wallets, phones and keys from becoming lost on your summer adventures. ($64)

Free Fly: Bamboo-Lined Hybrid Shorts ($65)

A true waterman’s delight and particularly at home for your water based adventures this summer, the Bamboo-Lined Hybrid Shorts from Free Fly have a boardshort aesthetic and feel with a buttery soft natural fiber blend inside that sends the comfort levels off the charts.

Couple this with antibacterial, UV-protective, and odor-resistance, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better choice of hybrid shorts for a weekend on the lake under the hot summer sun. They come with belt loops which lets you wear them out to bars and restaurants on those warm summer evenings while the blue colour – which is exclusive to Huckberry – is classy enough to separate them from other nautically orientated shorts on the market. ($65)

Proof: Nomad Short ($68)

Proof are a brand that believe that all who wander don’t have to be sloppy with their style choices. They prove this with their superb looking hybrid Nomad shorts which has the look of a chino and provides the comfort and performance of a chino, but the four-way stretch and water- and stain-resistant fabric means it will keep stains away while wicking sweat in the hottest summer temperatures.

The durable and thicker, mid-weight fabric provides the sort of on-the-road robustness that summer adventurers will require, while a secret zippered stash pocket lets you peruse busy markets on your travels without a care because you know your valuables remain safe and secure. Stylish and comfortable, a real favourite of ours at Coolector HQ. ($68)

Roark: Layover Stretch Travel Shorts ($65)

As its name alludes to, the Layover Stretch Travel Shorts from Roark Revival are crafted for a life on the move when the hottest summer months roll around. Even though the boast a trim cut, they have an abundance of pockets and storage space, with only some of them being visible.

These shorts come replete with two secret compartments – one in the front and one in the back – and they are designed to accommodate a passport and a smartphone Offering the sort of breathability that is a prerequisite for summer shorts, courtesy of a vented rear mesh yoke allows both a breeze and modesty to the rear, these painfully cool and supremely comfortable shorts are going to be a wardrobe essential this summer. ($65)

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.